Maryfran Johnson

Executive director of CIO programs at IDG

An award-winning journalist, technology conference moderator and editorial executive, Maryfran Johnson is Executive Director of CIO Programs for IDG. In this dual role, she spearheads the strategic direction of CIO’s extensive portfolio of national and regional events and works closely with the CIO Executive Council (CEC) in building a collaborative community of Chief Information Officers and IT executives. She also moderates CIO.com’s CIO Leadership Live video series of in-depth interviews with enterprise CIOs from some of the nation’s leading public and private companies. Along with agenda development and speaker recruitment, Maryfran also moderates the annual CIO 100 Symposium and 9 regional CIO Perspectives events and is well-known for her engaging stage presence and extensive knowledge of IT leadership issues. She brings more than 25 years of experience covering IT leadership, technology and business trends to her events, content development and coaching roles, along with an extensive (and treasured) network of CIO contacts built during previous leadership positions as Editor in Chief of IDG's CIO and Computerworld magazines. In addition to writing extensively about IT strategy and business transformation for IDG publications, Maryfran also served in 2016-2017 as an adjunct researcher for International Data Corp.’s IT Executive Programs. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from The Ohio State University's Kiplinger Program and a B.S. in Journalism from the University of Florida. Prior to joining IDG, she spent 10 years as a reporter at daily newspapers in Florida, Washington State and Ohio.

CIO Leadership Live with James Rinaldi of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab | Ep 11

CIO Leadership Live with Bernie Gracy of Agero | Ep 1

CIO Leadership Live with Bernie Gracy of Agero | Ep 1

How the roles of CIOs and CDOs are changing and expanding in today’s digital business ecosystem.

CIO Leadership Live with Ron Guerrier of Farmers Insurance | Ep 2

CIO Leadership Live with Ron Guerrier of Farmers Insurance | Ep 2

How next-generation technologies are helping to shape the insurance industry.

CIO Leadership Live with Kristin Darby of Cancer Treatment Centers | Ep 3

CIO Leadership Live with Kristin Darby of Cancer Treatment Centers | Ep 3

How IT systems convergence is enabling connected care for patients.

CIO Leadership Live with Joel Jacobs of MITRE | Ep 4

CIO Leadership Live with Joel Jacobs of MITRE | Ep 4

How IT innovation, from predictive analytics to mobile app development, is a never-ending mission.

CIO Leadership Live with John Hill of Carhartt | Ep 5

CIO Leadership Live with John Hill of Carhartt | Ep 5

How the evolving role of the IT leader includes an ongoing quest for innovation game changers.

CIO Leadership Live with Mojgan Lefebvre of Liberty Mutual | Ep 6

CIO Leadership Live with Mojgan Lefebvre of Liberty Mutual | Ep 6

How the insurance firm is leveraging the cloud and creating a business-specific data strategy.

CIO Leadership Live with Klara Jelinkova of Rice University | Ep 7

CIO Leadership Live with Klara Jelinkova of Rice University | Ep 7

How the university's GDPR project was an opportunity to talk about data security and privacy.

CIO Leadership Live with Sanjay Shringarpure of E.&J. Gallo Winery | Ep 8

CIO Leadership Live with Sanjay Shringarpure of E.&J. Gallo Winery | Ep 8

How the landscape of IT and innovation technologies is changing in the agriculture industry.

CIO Leadership Live with Cynthia Stoddard of Adobe | Ep 10

CIO Leadership Live with Cynthia Stoddard of Adobe | Ep 10

How data strategy, automation and AI impact the new IT roles at Adobe.

CIO Leadership Live with Jack Clare of Dunkin' Brands | Ep 9

CIO Leadership Live with Jack Clare of Dunkin' Brands | Ep 9

How the company is striving to improve customers' drive-through experience.

Our farewell issue of CIO magazine

Maryfran Johnson, editor in chief of CIO magazine, says "our days in print are done," but our events and online offerings will continue to serve the IT leadership community.

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